- The parish was in the Balderton sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
- Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
- The Family History Library has census records for this parish. See the table below.
Piece no. Film / Fiche 1841 H.O. 107 / 615 0438756 1851 H.O. 107 / 2138 0087768 1861 R.G. 9 / 2481 0542977 1871 R.G. 10 / 3544 0839759 1881 R.G. 11 / 337x 1341807 1891 R.G. 12 / 2715 6097825
- The parish was in the Balderton sub-district of the Newark Registration District in Nottinghamshire.
- Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.
Bennington Grange is not an ancient parish of Lincolnshire. The parish was established by Queen Victoria in 1858, formerly an extra-parochial portion of Long Bennington parish. There wasn't really a central village as such, but a collection of farms and the ruins of a moated mansion or villa about two miles south of the village of Long Bennington. The parish covered about 270 acres. It has since been amalgamated with Long Bennington for civil purposes.
The moated ruins are reported to have been the farm house of the local Priory. If you are planning a visit:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bennington Grange to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Bennington Grange has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
The Bennington Grange moated site is listed as an Ancient Monument.
- In 1871, most of the land in the parish was owned by the Earl of Dysart, J. E. WELBY.
- In 1913, The Earl was still the principal landowner.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK836455 (Lat/Lon: 53.000306, -0.755741), Bennington Grange which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The name is from the Old English Beonna+ing+tun, meaning "Farmstead of Beonna".
[A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
- This place was an ancient extra-parochial area in Lincoln county. It became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1858.
- The parish was in the ancient Loveden Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
- For today's district governance, contact the South Kesteven District Council.
- The Civil Parish was abolished in April, 1931, and the land amalgamated into Long Bennington Civil Parish.
- There is no record of a school in Bennington Grange.
- For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.